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Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Monday, 17 February 2014 17:37    PDF Print Write e-mail
Video: PRP Highlights SFGG v Olympic Club
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Austin Brewin photo.Video highlights of SFGG v Olympic Club Feb 15, 2014.

This Pacific Rugby Premiership Week 3 game featured a long list of players who know each other from their Cal and St. Mary's day.

Highlights produced by Shawn Porter.






 
Written by Alex Goff    Sunday, 16 February 2014 00:09    PDF Print Write e-mail
Santa Monica Races to First Win
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The Santa Monica Rugby Club got tired of scoring exciting tries and seeing the game fall away from them in the latter stages, and managed to win a game this weekend, beating the Denver Barbarians 24-19 in PRP action.

Santa Monica ran out to another big lead thanks to try-scoring sensation Dave Martini and with Sean Pypers also adding a try, but still had to weather a bit of a comeback.

“We’re happy,” said Santa Monica Head Coach Greg Commins. “It was quite a scrap and a lot of big defense. I think we defended well, but we’ve got a lot of work to do. I think in the other games we tired out towards the end and made some mistakes in our game management – silly kicks and costly mistakes. This time we had much better ball management and we played the full 80 minutes.”

Editor’s note: In previous articles and on our highlights show, we mistakenly credited Sean Pypers with tries scored by Dave Martini. This was due to a mistake in game reports we received, that included a mixup in which wing was wearing which number. We apologize for the error.

Former UCLA All American Martini has been a try-scoring machine for Santa Monica since being moved from flanker to wing.

“Dave has been playing out of his skin,” said Commins. “He’s a former wide receiver with great hands and that’s where his finishing comes from. We moved him to wing to exploit his pace and it has worked out.”



Santa Monica
1 ANDERSON, TRENT
2 LYDEARD, PHILIP
3 SILVERMAN, ROSS
4 REGAL, BRIAN
5 CORR, JOHN
6 OSBORNE, PHILLIP
7 YOSHIDA, STEPHEN
8 KILLEFER, JOE
9 O`CONNOR, ANDREW
10 LESGOURGUES, MATHIEU
11 MARTINI, DAVID
12 GIBBON, ALAN
13 SERFOSS, KELLY
14 PYPERS, SEAN
15 ROSS, ALISTAIR

16 WINTER, ZACHARY
17 KALEMANI, EPELI
18 TURNER, JOHN
19 KING, PATRICK
20 CARPIO, DANNY
21 O`SHEA, BRIAN
22 CHAPUT, MARTIAL
23 HILL, DANIEL

Denver Barbarians
1 MASEK, JOSH
2 MILLER, TIMOTHY
3 TUFELE, RON
4 POYNTER, JON
5 PETERSON, LANDON
6 BERTRAND, CONNOR
7 SHEA, BRENDAN
8 COLLINS, LOGAN
9 HOWDEN, TAYLOR
10 MALIFA, ATA
11 FA`AMAUSILI, INIKI
12 GODINET, JOHN
13 HITT, JAMES
14 AJARRISTA, CHARLES
15 DE ACHAVAL, MAXIMO

16 SANGALINE, MICHALE
17 LEGER, SOANE
18 HAPPAPAURO, BEN
19
20 JENNINGS, WILLIAM
21 LANCASTER, MATTHEW
22 WALKER, RYAN
23 COX, BRENDAN


 
Written by Alex Goff    Saturday, 15 February 2014 23:43    PDF Print Write e-mail
Siddall Sparks Shore to Victory
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Belmont Shore saw guest player Adam Siddall make his debut Saturday, and the Old Blue and USA flyhalf/center/fullback torched OMBAC for 23 points to lead his new team to a 28-20 victory.

Siddall fit right in with Belmont Shore after training with them for a week. Andy Lewis photo.The Pacific Rugby Premiership allows clubs to select and use guest players, as long as those players are CIPP'd with USA Rugby, and that those players only play for one PRP team. Siddall, who has been undergoing winter training in Southern California - his regular home is New York City - suited up at fullback and scored two tries, kicked two conversions, and added three penalty goals.

"You always wonder how a player is going to be when he comes in cold like that, but he was terrific for us," said Belmnt Shore Head Coach Ray Egan.

Scrumhalf Rainier Ball zipped over for the first try of the game, and Belmont Shore held a 5-0 lead after Siddall's conversion attempts hit the uprights. OMBAC came back with two Zach Pangelinan penalty goals. But after that, Siddall made some key plays. He stepped in at first receiver after a solid period of phase play by Belmont and ran in under the posts. His conversion made it 15-6 at halftime.

Shore began the second half kicking deep to use the wind, but Siddall ran the kick back and linked with Mike Te'o on the wing. The two players pass the ball back and forth repeatedly until Te'o put Siddall away in the corner.

That made it 22-6, and from there, Belmont Shore held on.

"I thought we did well enough in the second half against the wind," said Egan. "I wasn't worried about the bonus point. I just wanted to come away with a win, and we did that."

Pangelinan raced in for a try and center Damien Fatongia also touched down for OMBAC, while Pangelinan converted both tries. However, Pangelinan also missed four penalty attempts in the game, making for a 4-8 day for him.

Egan tapped flanker Junior Patu as man of the match, while also saying the Shore team needs to be much better.

"We gave away a lot of penalties," he said. "So we have to work on that. But we did come out of the gate well, which is something we didn't do last week."

Belmont Shore 28
Tries: Siddall 2, Ball
Convs: Siddall 2
Pens: Siddall 3


OMBAC 20
Tries: Pengelinan, Fatongia
Convs: Pangelinan 2
Pens: Pangelinan 2


Belmont Shore
1 LAYNE, CHRISTOPHER
2 SWEET, MICHAEL
3 GRUBBS, JACOB
4 LILLEY, SAMUEL
5 KULI, SIMIONE
6 O`MALLEY, JOHN
7 PATU JUNIOR
8 CARPENTER, IAN
9 BALL, RAINER
10 IOSIA, MATAVAINA
11 TEO, MICHAEL
12 PITTS, EDGAR
13 MUSE, JAMES
14 IOSIA, PASEFIKA
15 SIDDALL, ADAM
16 FAAMATAU, PIO
17 SCHILLING, BRICE
18 TELA, ELISALA
19 PITTS, HAYDEN
20 ZIEGLER, MICHAEL
21 MOELLER, KAMERON
22 UIAGALELEI, SINIPATI
23 BION, PATRICK

OMBAC
1 BART, JOSH
2 WIESE, MICHAEL
3 WILLIS, ETHAN
4 CLEVER, CHRIS
5 BROUSSARD, DERRICK
6 BYRNE, ALEX
7 HENDERSON, ALEXANDER
8 WITKOWICKI, JESSE
9 PURCELL, JAMIE
10 PANGELINAN, ZACHARY
11 CATRETT, ORIN
12 FATONGIA, DAMIEN
13 BERGQUIST-TURORI, CHRISTOPHER
14 MOISE, SHANE
15 DENHAM, IAN
16 DALEO, JAMES
17 PURCELL, BRENDAN
18 JAMES, DARREN
19 SARROFF, ALEX
20 O`CONNOR, RYAN
21 SCHRIMPF, MICAH
22 WILLIAMS JR, WILLIAM
23 MORRIS, COREY


 
Written by Alex Goff    Saturday, 15 February 2014 23:22    PDF Print Write e-mail
SFGG Defeats Olympic Club
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SFGG moved to first place in the PRP with a 24-10 defeat of crosstown rivals Olympic Club Saturday in San Francisco.

SFGG got tries from Jeff Colata, Neil Barrett, Tai Enosa, and Andre Coquillard, with Coquillard contributing two conversions.

Tai Enosa tries to break free, with Bruce Thomas in support for SFGG. Austin Brewin photo."It was a good game, a lot of open rugby," said SFGG scrumhalf Mose Timoteo. "I feel like we controlled the game pretty well and played very well defensively. They've got a flyhalf [Keegan Engelbrecht] who can kick penalties from almost anywhere, so we had to be really disciplined. And Olympic always has a really strong tight five, and are always good in the set piece, so we knew we had to be strong up front, and we were."

Olympic Club's front row consisted of former Eagle Will Johnson, and two recent St. Mary's All Americans in Matt Crawford and Andrew Cook.

Timoteo said the effort of the SFGG tight five, which helped disrupt some Olympic Club set piece possession, was crucial.

And while Golden Gate had too many turnovers and penalties to Timoteo's liking, there were other aspects of play the scrumhalf was pleased with.

"We know we can score tries from far out, but the way we've been training is, we want to score tries off a lot of phases, too," said Timoteo. "We want to take it through the phases because then the players understand what comes next."

What's next is a match with undefeated Glendale Raptors.

Olympic Club, which has a solid group of players including current Eagle wing Tim Maupin and Colin Hawley, who was until last fall with the USA 7s team.  But not all of the pieces are clicking yet as they slip to 0-2.

SFGG 24
Tries: Colata, Barrett,  Enosa, Coquillard
Convs: Coquillard 2

Olympic Club 10
Tries: Gallo
Convs: Engelbrecht
Pens: Engelbrecht


SFGG Lineup
1 NELSON, JACOB
2 BARRETT, NEIL
3 TAUPAKI, PASIVULANGI
4 STACK, MICHAEL
5 DALY, BRENDAN
6 OKUSI, OPETI
7 THOMAS, BRUCE
8 ROOKE, THOMAS
9 TIMOTEO, MOSE
10 ENOSA, TAIVALU
11 RABB, SAMUEL
12 PULU, MILEMOTI
13 PONE, SAMISONI
14 COLATA, JEFF
15 COQUILLARD, ANDRE

16 HYJER, GRANT
17 HARDIMAN, BRENDAN
18 LOLOHEA, DOMINIC
19 LALAUPEAALU, SAIMONE
20 TAWAKE, NAIBUKA
21 AIAVA, NU`ULAITI
22 ASUEGA, ANDRAE

Olympic Club
1 CRAWFORD, MATT
2 COOK, ANDREW
3 JOHNSON, WILLIAM
4 LIK, JAMES
5 LITTLE, TIM
6 HARRIS, KELLY
7 HOUGHTON, DANIEL
8 MENKE, ALEXANDER
9 HOWARD, LOGAN
10 ENGELBRECHT, KEEGAN
11 HAWLEY, COLIN
12 HALEY, MICHAEL
13 PRETORIUS, RIKUS
14 MAUPIN, TIM
15 GALLO, JOHN

16 HONAKER, DARRELL
17 RYAN, ERIC
18 ANFO-WHYTE, LAWRENCE
19 PAUTLER, MATTHEW
20 VAUGHT, BARRON
21 CHRISTIAN, TORSTEN
22 BARNARD, BRIAN
23 MUHN, DUSTIN




 
Written by Alex Goff    Saturday, 15 February 2014 20:12    PDF Print Write e-mail
PRP Latest
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SFGG defeated crosstown rivals Olympic Club 24-10 to move to 3-0 and take sole possession of 1st place in the Pacific Rugby Premiership over idle Glendale. Golden Gate earned a bonus point in the game with tries from Jeff Colata, Neil Barrett, Tai Enosa, and Andre Coquillard, who also kicked two conversions.

Meanwhile, Belmont Shore shook off their disappointment at losing to Glendale last weekend and defeated OMBAC 28-20 to move to 2-1.

In the third match of the weekend, Santa Monica, paced by the try-scoring of wing Sean Pypers and flanker Dave Martini beat the Denver Barbarians 24-19. For the second time in three weeks, Denver mounted a late comeback only to fall a try short.


Pacific Rugby Premiership 2014
Team W L T Pf Pa Pd BT BL Pts
SFGG 3 0 0 83 46 37 2 0 14
Belmont Shore 2 1 0 85 75 10 2 1 11
Glendale 2 0 0 63 48 15 1 0 9
Santa Monica 1 2 0 79 84 -5 2 1 7
OMBAC 1 1 0 49 56 -7 0 0 4
Denver Barbarians 0 3 0 47 73 -26 0 2 2
Olympic Club 0 2 0 27 51 -24 0 0 0




 


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